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Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR


Overview

Introduction

Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures). It is a combination medicine which works by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR is taken with food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of the treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor may increase seizure frequency.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include polycystic ovarian disease, pancreatitis, hair loss, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes and blurred vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Weight gain may occur with the use of this medicine and to control it you should exercise regularly and take a balanced diet. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Valparin Chrono Tablet CR

Valparin Chrono Tablet CR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of gums
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Hair loss
  • Liver injury

How to use Valparin Chrono Tablet CR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Valparin Chrono Tablet CR works

Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid. They work together to control seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Valparin Chrono Tablet CR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR for treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Take it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may monitor Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR level, blood counts and liver function regularly throughout your treatment.  Inform your doctor if you develop fever, stomach pain, nausea or yellowing of your eyes or skin.
  • Do not take Valparin Chrono 300 Tablet CR if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Valparin Chrono

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Sir I have epilepsy problem I have done course valparin chrono 3 year how long time run course
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Can be withdrawn under medical supervision
Please suggest substitute of Levipil 500, It causes irratible behavior in my ADHD child also suffering from Epilepsy. He is taking Risperidone 0.75 mg from 2009.He is taking Levipil 500 and Lobazam 10 mg from 11th April 2016. Initially also, Irratibility was there but according to Doctor, it will be ok after few days
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
.try epillex chrono 300 mg bd
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Valparin Chrono cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Valparin Chrono may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Valparin Chrono?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Valparin Chrono. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Valparin Chrono.

Q. Can Valparin Chrono be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?

No, Valparin Chrono should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Valparin Chrono suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Valparin Chrono, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Valparin Chrono be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Valparin Chrono?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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